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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for senior positions in Health and Care.
As a first for the IFoA, the 2019 Protection, Health and Care Conference will be joining forces with the Mortality and Longevity Symposium. These two high quality conferences will run back-to-back at the same venue, with:
Online materials from November’s CPD Co-ordinators’ briefing are now available for all IFoA members to access on our website.
Key presentations from the event suitable for claiming CPD include:
- Lifelong Learning: changing direction
- Inputs v Outcomes based CPD
- Diversity and Inclusion panel discussion
- Climate-related Risk Alert - for all actuaries
Each online video includes accompanying resources and allows you to directly claim CPD.
To recognise your success your names were published in The Times newspaper on Friday 11 January.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) congratulates everyone listed below on their new status as Fellows, Associates and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries. This notice publicly recognises the many hours of hard work that it takes to reach this significant academic and professional achievement. Well done; we look forward to hearing more from you during your career and as you help to shape the future of the actuarial profession.
In a lightly publicised move, all UK regulators (PRA, FCA, TPR, FRC) are listed by DEFRA in their list of organisations reporting on climate change. This is a significant increase from the previous reporting round when only the PRA reported.
The Research Sub-committee of the Life Board at the IFoA is looking to commission three to four new working parties in 2019 and we are keen to hear your thoughts on potential topics for research. We will be meeting in January to discuss the research agenda for 2019/2020.
The Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Climate Change Working Group has recently published a paper on climate transition risk for General Insurers. The paper was presented at the Australian Actuaries Institute’s General Insurance Seminar in November.
Under the bottom-up architecture of the Paris Agreement, countries pledge Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Many feel that the current NDCs individually align, at best, with divergent concepts of equity and are collectively inconsistent with the Paris Agreement.
A recent paper, published in Nature magazine sets out to show that the global 2030-emissions of NDCs match the sum of each country adopting the least-stringent of five effort-sharing allocations of a well-below 2 °C-scenario.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) are hosting a workshop-style event on the afternoon of 30 January to inform a forthcoming report: Living Longer – a view from the professions
The event will examine how older populations are characterised and how this shapes public perception; how the professions can change these perceptions; what the professions can do to help the transition to an economy whose population is ageing; and what it means for the professions, their qualifications and their clients.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) Engagement and Learning Directorate are seeking to hear from applicants who would like to be considered for senior positions in Actuarial Statistics and Health and Care.
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Added: Mon, 28/01/2019 - 13:24Cyber attacks could hit companies with $5.2trn (£4trn) in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years, research by consultancy firm Accenture has found.
Added: Mon, 28/01/2019 - 13:00The UK and Switzerland reached an agreement to allow free trade between each other's insurance sectors post-Brexit at the World Economic Forum in Davos last Friday.
Added: Fri, 25/01/2019 - 12:24The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has agreed by a significant majority to discuss changing several key aspects of IFRS 17 insurance contracts.
Added: Wed, 23/01/2019 - 12:25The UK government's Insolvency Service has wound up 24 companies involved in pension scams since 2015, with 3,750 investors duped by fraudsters during that time.
Added: Tue, 22/01/2019 - 13:30Insurance firms have been told to offer cheaper premiums to companies that are preparing for the impacts of climate change amid a growing frequency in extreme weather events.
Added: Mon, 21/01/2019 - 14:00Business interruption (BI) and cyber incidents are the top two threats facing companies around the world in 2019, a survey of insurance experts and risk managers has revealed.
Added: Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:15The UK's cyber insurance market is very immature and untested, according to new research, with most of the policies available containing significant common flaws.
Added: Fri, 18/01/2019 - 12:30Brexit fears did not stop the UK attracting $7.7bn (£6bn) of venture capital (VC) investment last year, almost a third of the record $24.4bn raised in Europe as a whole.
Added: Thu, 17/01/2019 - 16:26Independent advice and thinking freely are two of the characteristics that UK pension schemes value most in actuarial consultants, a survey of 100 senior trustees has found.
Added: Wed, 16/01/2019 - 17:00The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's (EIOPA) recent sustainability proposals could have far-reaching implications for insurers, Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) has warned.